One Health

The One Health Section focuses on the linkages among humans, animals and the environment through the One Health concept. One Health promotes a framework for the holistic understanding of factors impacting our increasingly connected world. The One Health Section encourages team-oriented approaches to solve complex health problems based on the understanding that health across all sectors is interrelated. Our members come together to discuss ways to promote the optimal health of people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants and our environment. 

 scientist analyzing milk bottle    vet examining cat

Get Involved

If you have a specific interest or passion, we encourage you to become involved as a member of our Policy, Membership, or Communications Committee.

Short on time? There are several other ways to be involved in our Section:

  • Respond to an advocacy alert.
  • Post field-related information or opportunities on APHA LEAD.
  • Encourage a colleague to join APHA.

Please contact our Chair, Jessica Schwind, to learn more about getting involved.

Share Your Story

Are you involved in a work-related or community-based initiative or event? Does it complement our focus to influence the human-animal connection and advance the One Health concept? If so, we want to share your story via our newsletter and social media sites! You can either submit a full article (maximum 500 words) or submit a 1-2 sentence quote with a link referencing an existing article. An accompanying photo is encouraged but not required. To share your story, please send it to our Newsletter Editor, Katharyn Kryda.

View our One Health Newsletter

Our newsletters features One-Health related news and opportunities, and it showcases the great work our Section members are performing around the world. View the past newsletters here:

Spring 2023Spring/Summer 2022Fall 2021Summer 2021Spring 2021Winter 2020Fall 2020Summer 2020Spring 2020

Featured Public Health Resources

CDC — One Health: Provides information, graphics and activities related to current zoonotic disease and food safety concerns.

WHO — Zoonoses and VPH: Global charity that provides funding to individuals and groups across a broad range of health-related initiatives, including vaccine development and tackling antimicrobial resistance.

Contact Us

Chair: Jessica Smith Schwind 

Chair-Elect: Holly Richmond 

Immediate Past Chair: Melanie Lieberman

Governing Councilor: Catherine Machalaba

Student Liaison: Kate Webb

Section Councilors: Heather Martinez; Will Sander; John Sanders; Andrea Perkins; Nivedita Ravi-Caldwell 

Treasurer: Ryan Walker

Program Chairs: Stephanie Masiello Schuette, Anna Makaretz

Membership and Outreach Chair: Nivedita Ravi-Caldwell

Policy Chair: Will Sander

Communications Chair: Andrea Perkins

For leadership contact information, log in to APHA LEAD using your member credentials.

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